August 08, 2017


One of the reasons that Hero Within exists is to tell the heroic stories found within our community. Foster children is a special group we are intentionally advocating for and we hope our followers will do the same. There are over 410,000 children in foster care in the United States. Almost 100,000 need adoptive homes right now. About 25,000 age out of foster care every year, at age 18 without anyone, to live on their own, unprepared and unsupported. They are the true heroes in our world- but are in need of healthy and loving families. This month's Heart Gallery Hero is Demetrius (16) from Oklahoma:

Demetrius, who is often called “D”, is a well-rounded young man and a bit of a leader. He describes himself at athletic, curious and witty. He enjoys sports, such as basketball and swimming but he also likes to sing. His favorite TV show is “The Rifleman”. He has been involved in mission projects such as “Relay for Life” and would like to be a Police Officer eventually. He says he “likes the law and likes to be in charge”.   Someday he dreams of traveling to a different kind of country where the energy and food are different, such as China.

If you would like to consider adopting Demetrius, find out more info on their page at Heart Gallery of America.

The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic and audio exhibit created to find forever families for children in foster care. The Heart Gallery of America is a collaborative project of over 80 Heart Galleries across the United States designed to increase the number of adoptive families for children needing homes in our community.

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